Amber Greviskes

Amber Greviskes

Amber Greviskes is a frequent contributor to NYMetroParents. She lives in New York, and has also contributed to "Parenting" and "BabyTalk" magazines.


Amber Greviskes Articles (56)

6 Ways to Make History More Fun for Kids

So your child thinks history is surprise there! But what may surprise you is how easily you can turn history into a fun and exciting subject for kids. Here are six ways to make history come to life, even for reluctant learners.

Dec. 29, 2014

10 Things Camp Counselors Wish Parents Didn't Do

Local camp owners and directors share advice and tips for camp parents—10 things they wish parents didn't do when sending children to camp. Plus, counselors share five things they want parents to know.

Jan. 28, 2014

Better Motor Skills Means Better Communication for Kids with ASD

Because autism spectrum disorder is a disability that impacts social skills so dramatically, motor skills deficits tend to get short shrift. But recent research shows that kids with ASD who have better motor skills are also better at communicating.

Jan. 28, 2014

Do You Wonder About Your Teen’s Drug Use?

If you think your child is drinking or taking drugs, you're probably right. Experts share why substance abuse is more dangerous for teens than adults, tips to keep your children drug free, signs of substance abuse in teens, and how to talk to your child about substance abuse.

Oct. 25, 2013

Four-Legged Friends Help Kids With Special Needs

Service dogs aren’t just for the blind—they are more commonly being used to assist children with autism (and a variety of other disorders) in surprising ways.

Aug. 01, 2013

How Camp Helps Kids Gain Confidence and Independence

Summer camp, and especially sleepaway camp, helps kids develop confidence and independence, and their experiences at camp help them break through their comfort zones, build lasting friendships, and find who they truly are.

Mar. 29, 2013

Kids Should Learn Another Language When They're Young

Raising a bilingual or multilingual child is easier than you think, as there are many ways to teach your child another language and encourage your child to learn new languages. The key to teaching your child a new language is starting when your child is young. The benefits of being bilingual or multilingual go beyond conversing.

Dec. 13, 2012

Yoga Gives Kids Strength, Removes Stress, and Builds Confidence

You may wonder "Is yoga right for my child?" but the answer is simple: yoga is beneficial for everyone. Yoga helps kids stay healthy but it also helps kids release stress and gain confidence. Yoga classes for kids are all-inclusive, and you can practice yoga poses at home with your child, too.

Nov. 27, 2012

Fencing: A Sport For Kids Of All Ages

Fencing, a sport your child very well may have never heard of until the 2012 Olympics, is a perfect way to harness a child’s focus.

Nov. 01, 2012

Ease Your Anxiety About Your Child Playing Football

With so much talk of concussions in the sport of football of late, many parents are shying away from the sport. If your child is set on hitting the gridiron, we’ve got ways to ease your anxiety.

Oct. 02, 2012

Everything You Need To Know About Live Sports In New York

Crosstown rivalries, new stadiums, and access to a wide variety of sports make the greater NY metro area one of the best to places to see live action. Here, the lowdown on local teams, plus parent tips.

Aug. 28, 2012

One NYC Mother Has Made Fighting Pollution a Priority

Dominique Browning, mother and NYC and Rhode Island resident, co-founded Moms Clean Air Force, a group dedicated to cleaning up air pollution because it is harmful to your child's health.

Jul. 31, 2012

Sports Fans May Benefit Academically and Socially

If your child can cite the on-base percentage of every player on the Yankees or whiles away more time than you would like playing Madden NFL on Xbox, have no fear. Research shows that sports interest may help children grow academically and socially.

Aug. 01, 2012

Is Home-Schooling Right for You?

Once illegal in many states, home-schooling is now not only acceptable, but a fairly common option. Is home schooling right for you and your child?

Jun. 25, 2012

Cheerleading: The Sideline Sport

Whether it’s a school program or an all-star squad, cheerleading makes real athletic demands of participants—and not always on the sidelines. Only serious athletes need apply.

Mar. 23, 2012

Bowling is Back in Style

Bowling is the latest youth sport to come back into style, with alleys luring kids and families back to their lanes with spruced-up features like glow-in-the-dark bowling, all-inclusive birthday party packages, and child-friendly food and entertainment. Get the scoop on what our NYC-area bowling alleys have to offer.

Feb. 10, 2012

Sore Loser Blues

No one likes losing, but some children react more poorly than others. What can you do to help your child?

Feb. 08, 2012

How To Choose The Right Sports Environment For Your Child

Is a competitive environment right for your child, or should you pick a lower-pressure team environment?

Feb. 08, 2012

The Nanny Dilemma

This summer, when your kids head off to camp, your childcare needs may shift dramatically. Plan ahead with these tips from the experts on sending your kids to camp without losing your nanny — or breaking your budget.

Jan. 31, 2012

The Benefits and Risks of Swaddling Your Baby

There are many benefits to swaddling your baby, but incorrect swaddling can lead to serious health problems like hip dysplasia. Follow our tips to avoid these risks and get the most out of swaddling your baby.

Jan. 11, 2012

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